Urenio Watch Watch: Innovation

Globalization of Innovation Symposium

“Symposium on the “Globalization of Innovation: Industry Trends and Professional Workforce Implications” sponsored by the Board on Science, Technology and Economy Policy of the U.S. National Academies took place on April 21, 2006 at Washington DC.

Whereas most discussions of globalization focus on national economies or multinational firms, this conference examined trends in 12 industry sectors including semiconductors, personal computers, software, displays, lighting, automobiles, logistics, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, and venture capital and financial services.

Speakers include analysts from the Sloan-sponsored industry study centers and from firms in the industries represented. A panel chaired by Richard Freeman, Harvard, examined implications of the trends for professional workforce development in the U.S. and abroad. The meeting is co-chaired by David Morgenthaler, founding partner of Morgenthaler Ventures, and David Mowery of the Haas Business School at Berkeley.